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Tamarind Fried Rice
with bok choy / eggs / cashews

Active: 25 min Total: 25 min
Sweet and tart, the flavors of tamarind add unique flavor to this quick and easy fried rice.
Smarts: To make this a true one-pan meal, we opted to scramble the eggs into the rice, but it would be great with fried eggs on top as well.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Tamarind Stir-Fry Sauce:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Brown sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind concentrate - 1 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind Fried Rice:
  • Bell peppers, any color - 1, diced
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, sliced
  • Bok choy, baby - 12 oz, halved and chopped
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Cilantro - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Eggs - 4
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Cooked rice (leftover from Monday) - ~2 cups
  • Tamarind Stir-Fry Sauce (ingredients listed separately) - ~3 Tbsp
  • Cashews - 1/2 cup

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Prep

  1. Bell peppers / Garlic (for sauce and fried rice) - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make stir-fry sauce - Combine garlic (portion for sauce), brown sugar, tamarind concentrate, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Bok choy - Halve bok choy lengthwise and then rinse thoroughly in cold water in case any dirt got trapped in the stems. Drain and then chop. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Limes / Cilantro - Prep as directed.
  5. Eggs - Whisk eggs with salt and pepper.

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Make

  1. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add oil and then bok choy. Saute bok choy for ~3 minutes. Add sliced garlic and bell peppers. Saute for another 3 to 5 minutes, until bok choy is tender but still crunchy.
  2. Add leftover rice and stir-fry sauce and stir to combine.
  3. Push all ingredients to the side, forming a donut in the middle of the wok. Pour in eggs and scramble until cooked to your liking. Toss everything to combine.
  4. Stir in cashews and season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Serve fried rice with cilantro on top and lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (36)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (8)

22 reviews

Delicious. However, couldn't find tamarind concentrate at my regular grocery store so I ended up purchasing a "tamarind sauce" instead.

By: Vickie
Posted: Mar 15, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I enjoyed this, and it came together pretty easily since I'd already made the rice and started the marinade early in the day.

By: Jenna
Posted: Dec 20, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was pretty good. I had to order tamarind concentrate from Amazon as no store in my area carried it. My local store also does not carry baby bok choy, so I used regular bok choy sliced thick. It was a light but satisfying meal.

By: Jody
Posted: Nov 20, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Not bad. Pretty standard salmon meal. I found tamarind at our local Asian market, but I didn't feel like it added anything special to the fish.

By: Jenn
Posted: Nov 14, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Couldn’t find tamarind paste

By: Rudee
Posted: Nov 14, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I’m not familiar enough with the ingredients, maybe? Couldn’t find a Tamarind concentrate at five different grocery stores, he ended up with some tamarind soup mix. I also might not have any idea how to pick a decent bok choy. The white parts tasted absolutely awful.

By: Teresa
Posted: Nov 06, 2018
Diet: Original
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